The legalization of
cannabis usually provides plenty of benefits for its citizens, such
as extended treatment options, an advanced labor market, and a
stronger economy. The country’s views on weed have been softening
from year to year, making cannabis more widely accepted in all
spheres of life. However, sports remains to have some of the
strictest rules for marijuana consumption. From MMA fighters to NFL
stars, below are five most well-known medical cannabis advocates
Jake Plummer, a former professional football player from Broncos QB, is a famous advocate for CBD, a cannabis compound that can help with dozens of ailments. After taking CBD oil for just one year, he started joking that he was feeling so healthy that he could easily return to big sports at the age of 41.
Ricky Williams is probably the most famous cannabis enthusiast in the NFL history. He earned multiple marijuana-related suspensions while playing in the league. Moreover, Williams even left football to smoke weed freely! Now he is a partner at the first marijuana gym located in San Francisco.
Eugene Monroe, as well as Ricky Williams, is a former NFL star who supports both active and retired players using CBD. He also donated money towards the research on the properties of marijuana properties for brain protection.
Kyle Turley, another famous player from New Orleans, saved his life by using cannabis. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, he said that taking painkillers caused him to suffer from serious side effects, such as rage and depression. Turley started using weed in 2015, and his suicidal tendencies disappeared.
Cliff Robinson, also known as Uncle Cliffy or Uncle Spliffy, a former NBA star, is going to open his first marijuana store in Portland. Robinson, who played with the Trail Blazers for eight seasons, is also an advocate for lighter penalties for players who test positive for weed.